In 2012, Sykes & Son Limited commenced a ‘Minor Works and Refurbishments’ Framework Agreement with the City of London Corporation.

Sykes were assigned as the MEAT (Most Economically Advantageous Tenderer) Contractor in the M&E lot making us the primary point of call for all M&E minor works and small projects.

In 2017, the contract was re-secured for a further 5-year term. On average, 100-150 orders can be expected each year, ranging from £3,000 to £250,000 with the majority falling under £50,000. Annual spend is estimated at £3m per annum. Works are generally priced against the NSR schedule of rates.

The Corporations portfolio exceeds over 800 properties and includes corporate offices, schools, housing, police, investment properties, commercial sites, concert halls and open spaces. Much of the estate is Grade I or II listed.

Typical works orders include gas fired boiler replacements, wet heating system replacements, chiller replacements, HVAC systems, BMS systems, lighting, small power and fire and intruder alarms.

We additionally carry out tendered major building and M&E projects with the Corporation of up to £1m. Larger projects have included the Heritage Gallery project which involved Sykes forming a new exhibition space within the Guildhall Art Gallery.